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  If there is one thing I admire about Hyundai, it is the audacity and the innovation the Korean manufacturer put in every new vehicle. Hyundai succeeded in pretty every new segment it went in, and this led to the creation of two new brands, Genesis and Ioniq. There is literally no other car manufacturer that was able to accomplish the same thing in the modern car era. And not only that, but Hyundai is also one of the only car companies capable ...
  First and foremost, if you don\'t know what a PHEV is, let\'s clarify this. PHEV stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Let me tell you why I think the Mitsubishi Outlander is among the best options in this category, even if the competition got more robust in the past few years.    The Mitsubishi Outlander was one of the first SUVs to introduce PHEV technologies into the segment, and it has been the best-selling PHEV SUV in ...
If you don’t know much about cryptocurrencies, you might not even know what an NFT is. An NFT is an acronym for a non-fungible token, which basically means that this is a valuable virtual object that lives thru a blockchain. You can do more research about it if you are interested in this kind of stuff, but my point here is that NTFS is a pretty big deal right now, and people go crazy for them. Believe it or not, NFT even made its way into the ...
  When Bugatti launched the Veyron back in 2005, the company\'s reputation was far from what it is today. It took the manufacturer almost ten years to sell the 450 units. Each unit costs around 3 million dollars to make, and very recently, you could have bought a used unit for less than 1 million. So, with such a catastrophic result, anyone with common sense would have swallowed the pill and left it there. However, somebody at Bugatti and Volkswagen ...
Unless you own a magical crystal ball, it is very difficult to predict the future. However, we have an excellent idea of what is to come for the BMW M lineup in the near future. In a recent interview, the CEO of the BMW Motorsport division said the « 2023 M2 could potentially be BMW\'s last gas-powered m-car .» What does this mean exactly? Well, I\'ll tell you what it doesn\'t mean first. The next BMW M car won\'t be fully electrified. ...
Car shopping is far from the time when a dealer could change the price with a marker on the lot, and everything was calculated by hand on paper. In fact, the concept of a car dealership has slightly changed over the year, and even if some brands decided to stick with this concept, others developed new ways for customers to shop and purchase their new vehicles. We can refer to brands such as Tesla, which makes most of its sales online.    Others ...
As the brand-new Acura Integra starts to hit dealer showrooms, people ask themselves if the new entry-level model could be Acura\'s last gas-powered car. In a recent interview with Automotive News, Emile Korkor, Acura\'s sales vice president in the US, mentioned that \"the brand is very excited about Integra\'s potential to attract a younger customer base as they are looking towards electrification.\"   It is not the first time Acura is telling ...
  After the Bronco, the Lightning, and the Maverick, Ford might get another name out of its history to staple to new upcoming models. The Thunderbird is an interesting story, and it’s a vehicle that has been beloved by the public and the purist over time. The model was continuously produced from 1954 to 1997 before being reincarnated into a retro-themed car in 2001. Although, this last generation was far less popular, which led Ford to ...
When Ford unveiled the third generation F-150 Raptor, there was a mention of an upcoming R version with a V8. Up until very recently, that is pretty much what we knew about the Raptor R, but some information started to leak on the internet about three weeks ago stating the Raptor R will get the same engine as the GT500, which is a supercharged 5.2-liter V8. The regular version of the F-150 Raptor is powered by a High-Output 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 ...
The 2023 Genesis GV60 is certainly one of the most awaited upcoming electric vehicles, and for good reasons. The Luxury EV SUV is, in fact, based on the same platform as the Kia EV6 and the Hyundai Ioniq 5, two vehicles that were a major success at their launch. They are so popular that there’s a waiting list almost two years longer to get one now. The least we can say is we expect the Genesis GV60 to experience a similar situation. And we couldn’t ...
We live in a crazy world where it\'s now possible to pay six figures for a brand new Jeep or Ram truck, but on the other side, you can get a Mercedes-Benz for less than 40 000 $. How\'s that even possible? Well, the current market is so wide that it gave manufacturers opportunities to extend their line-up on both sides. In the Mercedes-Benz case, this appeared in the form of cars like the AMG GT Black Series or the Project One. But the German manufacturer ...
Before anything, let me talk to you about Fisker because I think the American manufactured needs a little bit of an introduction. The brand was first created by Henrik Fisker in 2007, and the first unit of the Karma started to be delivered in 2011. since then, and for many reasons, Fisker automotive went bankrupt. A couple of years later, a new company called Karma emerged from nowhere, basically starting back where Fisker originally left everything. ...
If you have been in the market for a brand new electric car very recently, you have probably noticed that the average waiting time is around a year and a half, which is kind of crazy. In the meanwhile, used car and gas prices haven\'t stopped climbing. At this point, you are probably thinking about getting a new model that is not out yet since you have to wait anyway. The Toyota Bz4X seems to be a great option since the brand is reputed for its reliability ...
The Department of motor vehicles from California recently announced it’s now possible to order a sticker instead of a metal license plate which cancels the need of drilling holes into the bumper of your car. This is also perfect for supercars or antique where the last thing you want to do is drilling holes to do damage. Apparently, this could help EV to get a better aerodynamics which makes them even more efficient. This could for any vehicle ...
  I have experienced the General Motors Super Cruise for the first time recently after driving the 2022 Cadillac Escalade and let me tell you, this technology is absolutely incredible. The most similar autonomous driving system doesn’t allow you to remove your hand from the steering wheels for more than a couple of seconds, whereas the SuperCruise is a total hand-free autonomous driving system. I won’t lie to you, I was a little ...
As if the regular Mercedes-Benz G Wagon wasn’t crazy enough, some people decided to make a dune buddy conversion with it. It doesn’t stop there since every panel on the body has been replaced, and the engine almost doubles up the power compared to a stock G Wagon. This dune monster is called the Brabus 900 Crawler.    Let’s start with the engine since it’s the least ridiculously modified thing about the Brabus 900 ...
I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about Jeep lately, and I think it’s time to clarify the situation about the American manufacturer. If we looked back 15 years ago, Jeep was in a bad position, it was the financial crisis, and the brand went for smaller and more economical models like the Patriot and the Compass. However, the vehicle that really saved Jeep, in my opinion, is the Wrangler, thanks to its strong customer base.    Today, ...
Aston Martin is undoubted one of the most recognizable luxury car brands in the world. Some of its cars have been made famous thanks to cinema success, such as James Bond, but the English manufacturer managed to stand out by itself way before that in various racing events. In fact, the legendary Carroll Shelby himself won the 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of an Aston Martin.   Things have been great for the British manufacturer in the ...
Sunday was the first-ever Miami Grand Prix, and despite the fact that there were limitations on the numbers of spectators, the event was a huge success, minus some minor flops. Anyways, what really matters here is the fact that a lot of people watched the Miami Grand Prix and the fact that drivers, especially young ones, loved it.    Many journalists called the Miami Grand Prix the \"future of Formula 1\". The least we can say is this ...
Since the very beginning of the current generation Corvette, General Motors has been meticulous about its way of unveiling information. However, after three years in the making, the C8 Corvette\'s future started to become clearer, and rumors about the ZR1 version finally leaked on the web. This more extreme version of the American supercar is expected to arrive somewhere in 2023, which make sense since the Z06 version is already out. Nevertheless, ...
Multifunction tailgate, internal generators, and interior that has everything needed to act as a camping site or an office, trucks are notorious for presenting some of the most advanced and clever quirks and features. I am always amazed to see American manufacturers come up with new gadgets and technologies, and that’s exactly where this article is leading us. You see, Ford recently filed a patent for an integrated ladder.    Or ...
For the average Joe, any Ferrari can be a special car. However, if you are a car enthusiast or a collector, you know there is a massive difference between a base Roma and a fully loaded SF90, perhaps. And we are not even talking about special edition cars. When it comes to Ferrari, I think the goal for any collector is to get as many limited series cars as possible, if not all of them. Of course, I am talking about the 288 GTO, the F40, the F50, the ...
Right now, the biggest vehicle you can find in the Italian car manufacturer lineup is the Stelvio which is technically a compact SUV. On the car side, the Giulia is your roomiest option, and again, we are talking about a compact vehicle here. Alfa Romeo has gone thru a rough time, and we can understand we, the Italian brand, have had a limited offer over the past 10 to 15 years.    However, Alfa Romeo is now part of Stellantis, and the ...
Toyota recently unveiled its new GR family member in the form of the most powerful Corolla ever made. This latest alteration of the world\'s best-selling car comes with lots of upgrades in true sports car fashion, and it\'s greeted with a radical bodywork change.    First thing first, let\'s talk about the Corolla GR motor, which is a masterpiece in engineering, in my opinion. The Japanese sports car is powered by a 1.6 L 3-cylinder Turbo ...
  Here’s some interesting news if you are into motorcycles and electric vehicles at the same time since Can-Am decided it was time to launch a new line of EV motorcycles. Reputed for its Spyder, Ryker, among many other products, Can-Am is ready to enter a new phase of its growth. We are not talking only one or 2 EV motorcycles but an entire line-up that shows how serious the Canadian manufacturer is.    Can-Am is part of BRP, ...
Today I am telling you about a phenomenon that gained a lot of popularity in the last few years, and it’s overbooking. No, we are not talking about restaurants, hotels, or any other typical business that is using this practice, but we are talking about the automobile industry here. The funniest or craziest part about this is the fact that even if car dealerships and car manufacturers are aware of the situation, there is pretty much nothing they ...
You might have seen a video of a red pickup truck being lifted and turned around by a tornado a couple of weeks ago. Luckily, there\'s a happy ending for this story since the teenager that was behind the steering wheel was able to get out of the tornado after this one put back his truck on all four wheels. The video went viral, and a Chevrolet dealership decided to give a brand-new truck plus $15,000 to the driver after learning it was a teenager.    Riley ...
  Have you ever dreamed of owning a minivan? I bet that most of you didn\'t, and yet, so many people bought at least one minivan in their life. Before SUVs became so popular and diversified, the minivan was the cheapest and most practical family car you could get. Nowadays, there are only a few minivans available on the market, and they are expensive, even more than the luxury car in some cases. This put the minivan category pretty low on my ...
Some people love muscle cars and other exotics or classics. That\'s the beauty of the automobile industry. All tastes are in nature like you will see in today\'s article, thanks to a Florida man who gave himself the mission to restore the world\'s longest limousine. I know, this sounds pretty hilarious at first, but this is a very serious project indeed.    The photo looks Photoshopped, but it\'s not, trust me. The car is 100 feet, and ...
  If you drive an electric vehicle, you know that every stop you make for shopping or going to the restaurant is an excellent occasion to charge your car. Unfortunately, finding a charging station isn’t as easy as finding a gas station, but manufacturers like Volvo are working on a solution to fix this problem.    This summer, the Swedish manufacturer will install several chargers in more than 15 Starbucks locations in Seattle ...
If the average Joe can have trouble finding its way around a car, the average petrolhead is supposed to know at least all the basics surrounding vehicles, or is it? Well, I think the mistake can be made by most of us; even the best mechanic can forget to screw a wheel properly or to put the oil drain plug back. I’ve seen all sorts of things happening in the car dealership over the year, but nothing quite like today’s story.    Working ...
Thanks to its ridiculous potential, the Nissan GT-R has received many nicknames over the years, such as – The Japanese Missile or Godzilla. Nevertheless, it\'s an impressive car, even its most basic form. The Nissan GT-R is fast, good-looking, obnoxious, and very loud. These factors have always been considered something positive, but things are about to change, or at least it will be the case for the United Kingdom.    As you read ...
  Jeep Wrangler and special editions go along like peanut butter and jelly on toast. Every year, the American brand comes up with many new trims for its star SUV, and sometimes they bring back the old special edition, which is always lovely.    Usually, nothing sounds more boring than a tan vehicle, but in the Wrangler case, it’s different. This is why the tan Gobi Edition is back for 2022 as a limited run for the summer. However, ...
If you BMW, chances are you\'ve heard of Alpina. Alpina Automobile is a car manufacturer that specializes in turning \"normal\" BMW into ultraluxury vehicles with quite good performance upgrades as well. However, even if Alpina has always been very close to BMW, its never been fully part of it, and it took almost 60 years for BMW to acquire it.    The first thing you might ask yourself is; Is it going to change anything to the current ...
As if the regular Ford Bronco wasn\'t impressive enough already, somebody decided it needed a third set of wheels. Nevertheless, this is the less we can expect from a company called Apocalypse which is probably the only situation where you would need such a crazy vehicle. Anyways, the world is a funny place full of funny people that proved many times some things are created not to solve a problem, but only to fulfill somebody\'s dreams. In other words, ...
Have you ever scrapped your car off to a sign you didn’t see? Or maybe you have hit somebody in a parking lot because it was standing just in front of the A-Pillar? General Motors has a solution for you, or it is working on a solution, perhaps. The American manufacturer just patents a See-Through A-Pillar design which could lead to better global visibility for the driver and allow you to avoid stupid accidents. If I’m saying stupid here, ...
I remember when it used to be something special seeing BMW wearing M badges. Back then, you knew it was the real deal when it had the M logo. Today is a bit different, though, because pretty much every BMW can be equipped with an M Package option. Or course, BMW started seeing the strength of the M badge image even with no M power under the hood. At this point, for me, its like drinking water out of a Coca-Cola bottle just for bragging. We all ...
  The Dodge Challenger has been out for quite some time now. If the model hasn\'t changed drastically in the past 14 years, it\'s been improved a lot. And by improved, I mean Dodge added a ton of ponies under the hood while simultaneously updating its shell to make it more aggressive year after year. The latest bigger and meaner version of the Challenger is the Super Stock with its 807 hp supercharged V8 and a standard Widebody kit. The only ...
Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, all these luxuries and exotic brands are very impressive, but, if you are in the car scene just like me, you know you don\'t need to spend $200,000 or $300,000 to purchase a car you will enjoy and make heads turn around anywhere you go. This is pretty much the same thing in the boating industry. Of course, there is some billionaire people with yachts massive enough to block the sun and make you think there\'s an eclipse ...
  A couple of weeks ago, a localized fire started in the Felicity Ace, but never in a million years we though the Japanese boat would end its life at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean with the 4 000 vehicles it had onboard. The least we can say is it surprised us all since the Felicity Ace was only 220 nautical miles away from Portugal being towed by other boats. However, the cargo boat was simply damaged, which led it to sink while getting hit ...
Ford recently confirmed a rumor concerning a supposed division of the company. However, you don\'t have to worry about anything, and you won\'t have to choose between mommy or daddy. Here, it is simply a question of improvement for development and research. On one side, you will have Ford Model E, which will be the electric vehicle division. On the other side, there is Ford blue Ford arrest of Ford\'s lineup. Of course, both these companies will continue ...
The Mercedes AMG GT came out in 2014 as a replacement for the SLS AMG as they can top off the line sports car of the German manufacturer. Even in its most basic form, the AMG GT is quite an impressive car. It\'s powered by 4.0 liters turbocharged V8 producing 462 horsepower. Mercedes-AMG launched many variants of this car throughout the years leading out to the last and most powerful alteration of the car, which is the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series. If ...
  I know it doesn\'t sound like a lot for a manufacturer well known as Ferrari. However, if you know anything about the exotic and luxury car brand, then you know this number is huge, which is not exactly a good thing. Let me explain. You see, a couple of years ago, before Ferrari became a publicly-traded company, the production number was limited to 7000 units to wake shore the brand exclusive enough for its potential buyers and well-established ...
  Automobile manufacturers are amongst the most recognizable and popular brands in the world. Yes, we all know Ferrari for its red cars and its Formula 1 team. However, there is a ton of Ferrari branded products such as perfume, clothes, and shoes. Some brand like Bentley is well known for their suitcase. All that to say that even though they are producing vehicles, car manufacturers are able to do way more than just that, and they know it. ...
  At this point, I think we can see there are two types of people watching every new Fast and Furious movie coming out. There are people like me who\'s always been a fan of the series all the way through the first chapter with the original crew. For me, Fast and Furious one still, is the best movie of the series. It opened the car culture to the world and made two names big deal. The other type of people watching Fast and Furious is just more ...
  As a car journalist, it\'s part of my job to look at the market every now and then to see things are evolving either on the new car market or the used car market. There is one vehicle, in particular, the situation changes in quite an interesting way, and I\'m talking about the G Wagon. If you don\'t know what a G Wagon is, it\'s the more common name for the Mercedes-Benz G class. On paper, this vehicle makes absolutely no sense. It is humongous, ...
  With its front-engine configuration, plastic body panel, and cheap-looking interior, the Corvette has always been considered an underdog in the exotic car segment even though it was capable of outstanding performance. The previous-gen Z06 and the ZR1 were able to outrun many supercars on the track, which is why the American sports car has always been so popular. Then the new C8 Corvette came out, and everybody was blown away. A mid-engine ...
  Rarity has become a common thing in the automobile industry lately, and it seems like every new car coming in on the market is out of a limited production series. If you go back only a couple of years, the only brands with a waiting list were Ferrari and Rolls Royce. Nowadays, there’s a one-and-a-half-year waiting list to get a Toyota Rav4 Prime, and it is said for some models like the New Kia EV6, the waiting list has now passed the ...
  When you think about America, You think about everything that is bigger and better. The shopping center is enormous, and portions in restaurants, especially fast food, are so big that they make an Epic Mealtime episode feel like an entrée. If you don\'t know Epic Mealtime is, this is a show where they combine several already heavy calory meals altogether, and they put as many slices of bacon on top as they can. This is also the case ...
  The Covis-19 crisis and the chip shortage as definitely changed our way of buying cars. The used car market seems to go crazier every day, and fewer brand-new vehicles are available in the dealer\'s inventory. If you looked for a new car recently, your salesman might have told you there is a 6 to 12 months waiting list, if not more. And it\'s like that for pretty much any major manufacturer and, of course, all the new and hot stuff that came ...